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Meckel’s diverticulum and bowel obstruction due to phytobezoar: a case report

Marco Gasparella, Maurizio Marzaro, Mario Ferro, Carlo Benetton, Vittorina Ghirardo, Cinzia Zanatta, Francesco Zoppellaro
  • Maurizio Marzaro
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Local Health Unit Treviso, Treviso, Italy
  • Mario Ferro
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Local Health Unit Treviso, Treviso, Italy
  • Carlo Benetton
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Local Health Unit Treviso, Treviso, Italy
  • Vittorina Ghirardo
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Local Health Unit Treviso, Treviso, Italy
  • Cinzia Zanatta
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Local Health Unit Treviso, Treviso, Italy
  • Francesco Zoppellaro
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Local Health Unit Treviso, Treviso, Italy

Abstract

Meckel’s diverticulum is a common anomaly of the gastrointestinal tract. The most common complications of Meckel’s diverticulum are inflammation, bleeding and obstruction. We present a 12-year-old boy with bowel obstruction due to phytobezoar in a Meckel’s diverticulum. We describe diagnostic difficulties and our surgery approach comparing it to the literature.

Keywords

Meckel’s diverticulum; Bowel obstruction; Phytobezoar; Pediatric surgery

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